Union Berlin’s manager Urs Fischer says the club won’t stand in the way of Taiwo Awoniyi if he’s included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2022 African Cup of Nations.

The 24-year-old is Union Berlin’s, leading scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions.

He scored his 9th league goal of the season in the 2-0 derby win against Hertha Berlin.

Despite his rich run of form for the Club, Awoniyi has made just one appearance for the Super Eagles under outgoing Gernot Rohr, but he could get solid in the team under the new boss who is expected to lead the team to Cameroon.

The African Cup of Nations will kick off in January when the European league is on, but Fischer insisted that Union Berlin would be more than happy to release him for the championship.

“We don’t worry about it and of course we have it on our radar,” Fischer told berliner-kurier.de.

“What could be nicer than representing your country? Even if it doesn’t help us, we would be happy for Taiwo.”

“He has learned to stay calm in the pit and can withstand the pressure better there. I do believe that Taiwo has worked on itself,” he concluded.

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